A fledgling force of Syrian military defectors struck a government security complex on the outskirts of the capital Wednesday, a bold act reflecting the confidence of the opposition forces.
The group, called the Free Syrian Army, said it attacked an air intelligence base in Harasta and planted "powerful explosions inside and around the compound that shook its foundations."
Activists said the army used rocket-propelled grenades and the complex was damaged. The Syrian army also said there are reports of damage at the complex. Harasta is an eastern suburb of the capital, Damascus.
It was one of several actions reported by the opposition force, which has recently emerged as an important factor in the opposition movement as more and more soldiers have left the Syrian army. The opposition force also reported clashes with troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in several towns.FULL STORY